They had left the land of Egypt - a land of many gods.
Osiris. Isis. Hapi. Uatchit. And others.
And God had shown Himself more powerful than each of them. Ten plagues, each showing the Lord's dominion over one or the other. Each displaying His superior power over what the Egyptians worshipped.
Who among the gods is like You, Lord? Who is like You...The children of Israel, His people, were enslaved for hundreds of years. Those who worshiped Him were forced to work in slavery. But His chosen people couldn't stay that way forever. For the Lord had promised He would let them go (Genesis 15:13-14). And in His holiness, He would NOT break His promise.
majestic in holiness,And He got them out - but didn't leave them to fend for themselves. No - He guided them. A pillar of cloud to follow during the daytime and a pillar of fire at night. The essence of His amazing Glory to lead them where He wanted them to go.
awesome in glory,And He led them - to an unpassable spot. Ahead of them was the Red Sea. Behind them was the Egyptian army. There was nowhere to go. Nowhere to hide. Until God made the way. He parted the Red Sea. They crossed on dry ground. Every one of them made it to the other side. And every Egyptian was drowned.
doing wonders? Exodus 15:11And they sang a song to Him. A song of praise. Of deliverance. Of thanksgiving. (Exodus 15:1-18)
And we serve the same God.How has He shown His majestic holiness, His awesome glory, His wonders to you? How has He demonstrated His power over every other god?
And what song has been - should have been - on YOUR lips because of it?
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